Clipping:Death of a baseball reporter

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Date Saturday, July 5, 1873

It is a little singular that every year since 1869 has been marked by the of the New York press. In 1870 Mr. Warner, reporter of The Tribune under Mr. Young, died. In 1871 Mr. Piccott, his successor, followed him to the grave, and in the 1872 Mr. Brodie of The Sun departed this life; the last victim being Mr. M. J. Kelly, formerly the baseball reporter of The Herald, who died of pneumonia last week. All died poor, Mr. Kelly’s family being left in such need that the ballplayers have arranged a benefit match to take place on the Union Grounds, Brooklyn, N.Y., next week, between the Atlantic and Mutual clubs. New York Clipper July 5, 1873

[The match 7/19/1873] for the benefit of the family of the late Michael J. Kelly, The Herald reporter, who left his wife and children in needy circumstances. The match was gotten up and managed by Mr. Carpenter, the present baseball reporter of The Herald, and as the receipts yielded nearly a thousand dollars, his efforts were crowned with merited success. New York Clipper July 26, 1873

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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
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